Shingles in New York and New Jersey
Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey offer treatment for shingles to the residents of New York and New Jersey.
Shingles, properly called Herpes Zoster, is a painful skin rash. It most often occurs in adults, primarily those over the age of 50 or individuals with low immunity. There may be initial flu-like symptoms which can be followed by a feeling of burning, itching, and/or numbness on the skin. It usually appears in a “band” across the abdomen and onto the back, although shingles can appear anywhere on the body. This is often followed by small, fluid-filled blisters that crust over within 7-10 days. Shingles can be very painful, and the pain may last after the rash has resolved.
What Causes Shingles?
Shingles are caused by a virus. The initial infection of chickenpox, almost always in childhood, is followed by a dormant version of the virus Varicella Zoster, which stays in the nerve and may cause shingles later in life. The primary difference between chickenpox and shingles, however, is that the discomfort of shingles is pain rather than itching. Although it heals generally within 1-2 weeks, the residual nerve pain can last for months or even years.
How Do We Treat Shingles?
Our dermatologists will carefully evaluate your skin in our office and make the best treatment recommendation based on the severity, extent and location of the condition. Treatment options include anti-viral medication, pain medication, and sometimes oral steroids. The primary goal of treatment is to reduce the duration and severity of your discomfort while avoiding complications, such as infection.
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What is the Cost of Shingles Treatment in New York and New Jersey?
The price of shingles treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey accepts CareCredit as a financing option.
How Do I Get Started?
Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss shingles treatment with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in New York or New Jersey.
Dr. Goldberg and his staff at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey provide personalized care to residents of New York and New Jersey with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call (201) 490-4326 to speak with our friendly staff.November 26, 2013